Vaccinations may be one of the most crucial inventions in medical history. They have caused several diseases to vanish, saving millions of lives every year. Currently, vaccinations are not mandatory in many provinces because various people falsely believe that they cause autism or can spread diseases. Vaccinations should be mandatory for children in schools because they protect the health of individuals, prevent the spread of illnesses, and protect generations of the future. Vaccines should be mandatory because they help kids stay healthy throughout the school year. Firstly, they are not harmful at all and are proved to keep one healthy for all their life. In fact, immunizations prevent two to three million deaths yearly in the whole world. Vaccines also help to make antibodies and immune memory, which helps to combat harmful germs. Unvaccinated kids are thirty-five times likelier to get measles than those who are vaccinated. Many people think that vaccines don’t work but they are eighty-five to ninety-five percent effective. Immunizations not only help kids stay healthy but they stop the spread of harmful diseases. Immunizations protect everyone since they help to prevent the spread of diseases. When a large percentage of the population is immunized, those who are not vaccinated are most likely defended from encountering the harmful pathogens. This is called herd immunity. Immunizations have also lead ninety-nine percent of the occurrences caused by diseases with vaccinations to diminish in the U.S. Vaccines have actually saved more infants than any other medicine-related object in the past fifty years. Immunizations protect children and counter the spread but in doing so, they protect generations in the future. If they are used abundantly, vaccines will protect much more people in the future. They have eradicated many diseases in the past such as smallpox and poliomyelitis(in most places). The complete elimination of smallpox in 1980 through vaccinations saves 5 million annually. This means that they can get rid of more diseases that may affect many people now to keep people safe in the future. Immunizations have also brought diseases like measles down and more under control. In the past, hundreds of people were lost due to this illness but now, measles is extremely scarce. Vaccinations can benefit future generations, just as they did in the past. In conclusion, childhood vaccinations should be mandatory for these reasons. Not vaccinating a child puts not only their health at risk but everyone’s around them. They protect the health of individuals, help to prevent the spread of sicknesses, and protect generations of the future. Bacteria are everywhere and everyone is vulnerable to diseases. Vaccinations are the best protection, so why aren’t they mandatory yet?